I love experimentation as part of my glass beadmaking journey, but only occasionally does it lead to AMAZING results, more often it leads to errors and rejects!
Here is my favourite experiment with 2 glasses, and a repeated use of certain techniques, that led to an AMAZING result... I'm showing you this to show you what can happen when it works well!
|When experimenting = Amazing!|
Unfortunately I had only one rod of the base colour, which was unlabelled so I have no idea what make of glass it was or what colour. I've tried to recreate the effect with similar colours of glass but the magic hasn't happened again.
More often that not experimentation just leads to ERRORS or Rejects.
|When experimenting = Rejects Jar|
That was my Rejects Jar in the early days, now I have 2 full Reject Jars, and 1 full jar of "seconds" - I'm not sure why I'm keeping my errors or total rejects, I guess it's good to see how far I've come along since I started, but I have no practical use for them!
I keep my Seconds Jar because sometimes someone really likes a "second" enough to not care about the imperfections I see, then I can make someone happy with a bead; I like making people happy with beads!
Do you have your own versions of Rejects or Seconds that you hang on to?
P.S. - What do you think I should do with my Rejects?
(Feel free to let your imagination run riot)